ForestBucker™ for optimal forest harvesting

The Forestbucker system increases forest value by optimising the logging and log bucking operations.

Key features:

  • Get up to 20% more harvested forest value

  • True-shape scanning and tree length optimisation

  • Real-time operations monitoring and reporting

  • Centralised wood-flow management

  • Inventory recording and tracking with Geo-location and Geo-fencing

  • StanForD compatibility

The system is designed to work with current logging equipment and machinery from the small logging contractor to large sawmill operations.

Forestbucker Web Service

It is all about productivity, value recovery and safety
  • Securely connect all stakeholders from any location to the Web Service
  • Real-time production and operations reporting
  • StanForD compatibility to work with and report on your current harvesters
  • Access new process- and cutting instructions from any location
  • Operators record downtime events
  • Operational statistics is automatically collected and recorded
  • When an internet connection becomes available all data is automatically synchronized to the Web Service

The Web Service can be integrated into any forestry operation.
Contact us for a FREE quotation and trial.

ForestBucker Stem Scanner

ForestBucker™ Stem Scanner is a portable tree stem scanner and value optimiser. The system will automatically scan and scale a delimbed tree and then calculate the optimal log-grade solution for the stem. ForestBucker is designed to operate at or near the tree harvesting site. Read more...


Profile-it 3D™ is a Windows based software component of the ForestBucker system. It uses true-shape 3D scanning and tree-length optimisation to provide maximum log value recovery. The software remotely controls the scanner trolley to automatically scan stem properties like diameters, volume, length, sweep and wobble. Video cameras mounted on the trolley provide video and images of the stem to enable an operator to record additional stem properties like knots and other defects. Read more...

Log Grade Manager is a Microsoft Access application used for creating log-grades, cut-plans and process-instructions. Log Grade Manager is used to centrally manage and control output production of log products and volumes. Read more...


ForestBucker Announcements

  • Inventory recording

    Stem and log loads are captured via:

    • Loader equipped with scale

    • Weighbridge

    • Scanning true-shape volume

    • Manually entered data

    Read more...

    Posted Jul 16, 2016, 12:56 AM by Steve Smit
  • ForestBucker Web Service Inventory Report
    The Web Service shows a graphic overview of inventory movement in real-time. Read more...
    Posted Jul 13, 2016, 5:25 PM by Steve Smit
  • Forestbucker compatible with LOADRITE scales
    A loader equipped with a LOADRITE scale can interface to the ForestBucker software to record the movement of stem and log loads. Read more...
    Posted Jul 16, 2016, 9:22 PM by Steve Smit
  • Inventory recording and tracking
    Inventory recording and tracking with Geolocation and Geo-fencing. An Android app is available that link with the ForestBucker software to record the location and movement of stem and log loads from harvesting all the way through to the delivery at customers premises.
    Posted Jul 10, 2016, 8:05 PM by Steve Smit
  • "ForestBucker web service for harvesting contractors"
    ForestBucker Web Service highlighted in Friday Offcuts 10 April 2015
    Posted Jun 21, 2015, 1:19 AM by Steve Smit
  • "Hi tech web service connects log making to the world"
    The ForestBucker Web Service as outlined on page 12 of the March 2015 NZ Logger. http://www.nzlogger.co.nz/
    Posted Jun 21, 2015, 1:20 AM by Steve Smit
  • ForestBucker Web Service
    It is all about productivity, value recovery and safety
     - Securely connect all stakeholders from any location to the Web Service
     - Real-time production and operations overview reporting
     - StanForD compatibility
     - Access new Cutting and Process-instructions from any location
     - Operators record downtime events
     - Operational statistics is automatically collected and recorded.
     - All data is automatically recorded and synchronized to the Web Service for real-time reporting
    Posted Jun 21, 2015, 1:25 AM by Steve Smit
  • New research paper on ForestBucker
    An independent research paper "The evaluation of full stem optimization with the ForestBucker, and comparison with manual log making” done by Joel Scott, can be viewed at: Links and Research
    Posted Jun 21, 2015, 1:27 AM by Steve Smit
  • ForestBucker in operation at forest landing/skid site
    In the optimal configuration ForestBucker can scan more than 230 stems (to produce 600+ cubic meters of logs) per 8 hour shift.
    Video of ForestBucker in operation.
    Posted Sep 19, 2013, 10:54 PM by Steve Smit
  • Introducing the ForestBucker
    A video giving an overview of the ForestBucker system
    Posted Jun 21, 2015, 1:29 AM by Steve Smit
  • Free trial
    To see what Log Value Recovery can do for your organisation, contact us for a FREE trial.
    Posted Jun 21, 2015, 1:29 AM by Steve Smit
  • ForestBucker adds value to logs
    as featured in the March 2012 edition of New Zealand Logger magazine.
    Posted Jun 21, 2015, 1:30 AM by Steve Smit
  • ForestBucker Operational Demonstrations
    To see the ForestBucker system in operation, please contact us for a demonstration.

    Steve Smit (Mobile 0211880963)
    Posted Jun 21, 2015, 1:31 AM by Steve Smit
  • ForestBucker at ForestTECH 2011 in Rotorua
    Posted Jun 21, 2015, 1:32 AM by Steve Smit
  • Profile-it 3D supports JoeScan
    Profile-it 3D software supports the JoeScan scan head. The JS-20 MX100oe is well suited for outdoor use.
    Read more on JoeScan.
    Read more on Profile-it 3D software.
    Posted Jul 11, 2016, 2:42 AM by Steve Smit
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